Is It Legitimate to Turn Holocaust Trauma into a Thing of the Past? / Dr. Tirza Hechter, News 1 First Class, 20/4/2017 (Hebrew)

Historical traumas are events that occurred in a nation’s past and have become embedded in public memory. Some of these are events that establish identity or identities.

A book published in 2015 that deals extensively with the trauma of the Holocaust and the Nakba has aroused public controversy. Critics claimed, and still do, that the book does not discuss one fundamental question, which deprives the two peoples of the ability to communicate: How can we make the trauma of the Holocaust a thing of the past?


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